I’ve often said that I don’t always know what I think about anything until I write about it. Oh sure, I talk a good game, but there’s something about sitting down with paper and pen or balancing a laptop on my lap that allows my thoughts, feelings, fears, frustrations, joys, and–yes–a little intelligence to finally seem to coalesce in the way I truly need it to. I doodle with words, there isn’t any other way to describe it, and those doodled words help me understand everything much better. But I’ve found as I wait for all my thoughts to come together, I tend to doodle with pen and ink as well–drawing (badly) and shading in different shapes and angles. But I’m no artist, and I need all the help I can get.
Last year, I received a daily devotional book created by S.E. Foster that I posted about on one of my Facebook pages. This gifted artist not only created a daily devotional book for people like me to write in, with prompts to use as springboards to inner thoughts but as a bonus, the book also included images to color–to let the inner creative out in another way. I truly enjoyed taking my own meditative moment each day to stop and breathe and write about what I personally needed to say to myself. Some of it was slightly religious, a little of it was decidedly humorous, but all of it was deeply personal to me and my life. None of what I wrote would mean much to anyone else–but it was what I needed to hear myself say through ink on the page.
So when I discovered S.E. Foster just published her second book, I ordered a copy, and Amazon notified me this afternoon that it and the other item I ordered at the time of purchase have been shipped. I have a feeling a lot of my Christmas shopping will be completed early this year, as I plan to give copies of this book to several people on my list. But everyone better keep their hands off mine–my ink pen is ready and my colored pencils are on hand for backup!
If you’d like to check out this new release for yourself, here’s the Amazon Link